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Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate Habitat Use and Population Dynamics of Lampreys in Cedar Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 20121
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFWS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Travis Coley
Mailing Address 9317 Highway 99, Suite I
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone 3606967605
Fax 3606967968
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
Short Description With emphasis on Pacific lampreys, identify and quantitatively evaluate populations of lampreys and their habitats in a stream below Bonneville Dam
Target Species Pacific Lamprey, river lamprey, brook lamprey

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 2.1, 2.1A, 2.2A, 3.2, 3.3, 7.1, 7.5F, 7.5F.1, 7.6, 7.6A, 10.2C
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References The report proceeding from measure 7.5F.1 of the Fish and Wildlife Program: Status report of the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River basin (BPA Project Number 94-026), Section III - Recommended Research, Subsections A, B, and C; coordination workshop (22-23 October 1998, Pendleton, Oregon) hosted by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, contractees of BPA project 9402600, “Pacific lamprey research and restoration projects”.

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9402600 Pacific lamprey research and restoration projects Our proposed project will complement work being done under this contract, and meets mutually agreed upon research priorities identified at a workshop hosted by the contractees (22-23 October 1998, Pendleton, Oregon). No
0 Evaluate status of Pac. lamprey in the Clearwater River drainage (Proposed) Our proposed project will complement work proposed under this project because these projects will use the same methods to achieve similar goals and objectives. No
0 Upstream migration of Pacific lampreys in the John Day River (Proposed) Our proposed project will complement work proposed under this project because these projects will use the similar methods to achieve similar goals and objectives. No
0 Cedar Creek natural production and watershed monitoring project. (Proposed) Our proposed project will assist this project if both are funded by sharing equipment, personnel, and information. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Estimate abundance, measure biological characteristics, determine migration timing of mature Pacific lampreys a. Trap adult anadromous lampreys though the entire spawning run and measure their biological characteristics (length, weight, sex, and maturity).
1. b. Mark captured Pacific lampreys, release them downstream of the trap location, and estimate spawning run abundance from proportion of marked animals recaptured.
1. c. Capture and estimate abundance of adult resident (brook) lampreys by multi-pass depletion electrofishing
2. Determine larval lamprey distribution, habitat use, and biological characteristics. a. Capture larval lampreys by electrofishing and measure their length, weight, and sex.
2. b. Evaluate habitat characteristics at ammocoete capture sites.
3. Determine outmigration timing and estimate abundance of recently metamorphosed lampreys. a. Capture outmigrant lampreys by floating screw trap, mark and release these animals upstream of the trap site, and estimate abundance from the proportion of marked lampreys in subsequent samples.
4. Evaluate lamprey homing fidelity, survival rates, and ocean residence. a. Tag outmigrant lamprey with coded wire tags (CWT) and monitor immigrant adults for CWT in subsequent years.
4. b. If CWT lamprey are recaptured, determine ocean residence time from time elapsed between tagging and recapture, and homing fidelity and survival rates from recapture percentages.
5. Verify diagnostic characteristics of larval lampreys and evaluate effects of Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags. a. Rear ammocoetes through metamorphosis to verify species identifications.
5. b. Collect large ammocoetes and recently metamorphosed Pacific lampreys and evaluate effects and success of PIT tag placement in controlled experiments in the laboratory.
6. Evaluate spawning habitat requirements of adult lampreys. a. Conduct weekly surveys during potential spawning periods to identify lamprey spawning locations and redds.
6. b. Measure physical characteristics of redds, including redd size, depth in the water column, water velocity, substrate, habitat type, and presence of cover and shading.
6. c. Sample redds to evaluate the occurrence of unused redds.
6. d. Cap redds to determine developmental timing and survival of lamprey eggs and larvae.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/03 Abundance, biological characteristics, and migration timing of mature Pacific lampreys 20.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/03 Larval lamprey distribution, habitat use, and biological characteristics. 30.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/03 Abundance and migration timing of emigrant juvenile lamprey. 30.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/03 Lamprey homing fidelity, survival rates to adults, and ocean residence times. 5.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/03 Protocol for PIT tagging lamprey and verified larval lamprey keys. 5.0%
6 10/01/99 09/01/03 Lamprey spawning habitat characteristics. 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 100% team leader, two-75% technicians. $ 79,000
Fringe 28% for all team members $ 16,500
Supplies Nets, traps, sample bottles, and misc. field gear. $ 3,000
Operating Vehicle and equipment operation. $ 10,000
PIT tags 100 $ 290
Travel Travel to meetings and occasional overnight field work. $ 3,000
Indirect 22% of total $ 27,000
Other 0 $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $138,790

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $138,790
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $138,790
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
WDFW Checking adult and juvenile traps $ 12,000 unknown
USGS-BRD-CRRL Laboratory space for rearing lamprey through metamorphosis and for PIT tag experiments $ 5,000 unknown
USGS-BRD-CRRL Technical assistance for trapping and identification of ammocoetes $ 13,200 unknown
USFWS Office space rental $ 4,800 unknown
USFWS Supervisory biologist $ 13,200 unknown
USFWS Screw traps, adult weir, misc. trapping equipment $ 15,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003
All Phases $160,000 $170,000 $180,000
Total Outyear Budgets $160,000 $170,000 $180,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: ESA permits

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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Beamish, R.J. 1991. Abundance and freshwater migrations of the anadromous parasitic lamprey, Lampetra tridentata, in a tributary of the Fraser River, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 48:1250-1263. No
Bergstedt, R.A., W.D. Swink, and J.G. Seelye. 1993. Evaluation of two locations for coded wire tags in larval and small parasitic-phase sea lampreys. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 13:609-612. No
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Hammond, R.J. 1979. Larval biology of the Pacific lamprey, Entosphenus tridentatus (Gairdner), of the Potlach River, Idaho. M.S. thesis. University of Idaho, Moscow. No
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Holmes, J.A. Sea lamprey as an early responder to climate change in the Great Lakes basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 199:292-300. No
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Section 7. Abstract


Pacific lampreys (Lampetra tridentata) in the Columbia River Basin (CRB) have declined to a remnant of their pre-1940s populations. The ecological, economic, and cultural significance of this species is underestimated by most casual observers. NPPC-FWP sections 7.5F and 7.5F.1 noted this decline and requested a status report identifying research needs. Among needs identified by this report were abundance, current distribution and habitat limitation studies. Studies of the biology, population dynamics, ecology, identification, and relationships of Pacific lamprey with the two other species of lampreys (L. ayresi, and L. richardsoni) coexisting in the CRB will assist in rehabilitating the Pacific lamprey populations. Quantitative baseline data including lamprey population dynamics, length-frequency relationships, spawning-phase adult abundance estimates, and larval habitat requirements will be collected and quantatively described from a Pacific lamprey population that has open access to the ocean. Representative samples of larvae will be reared in captivity to evaluate the accuracy and precision of identification keys. Methods will be taken from the literature developed from 40 years of studying sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus). Specific products of this study will include: years three and four, manuscripts describing species-specific age, growth and fecundity, homing, migration timing and ocean residence of anadromous lampreys, and ecological and inter-specific interactions of larval lampreys, including habitat selection and limiting factors. The quality of the work will be judged by the peer review of the written and verbal infomation presented.

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